Cooking, being a good wife, taking care of children, sex education were some of the traditional gender roles assigned to women back in the days of our grand parents.
But things have changed. Women nowadays concentrate on their careers and only a few who come from communities that still practice old traditions are the ones still lagging behind.
From pilots to doctor to preachers and even politicians, women of nowadays have conquered the male dominated fields. Well, media personality Julie Gichuru, who is the most influential woman around, has revealed that she is a terrible cook.
Back in the old days, one could be sent back to her parents house to learn how to cook but thank God those days are gone. In a long post that has ignited mixed reactions, the mother of five explained why she couldn’t cook.
Here is what she said:
“I have developed a love for healthy food & even cooking. For those who are not aware, I am a terrible cook.
Many years ago when I was at Capital FM, things were serious with Mr Gichuru, so I decided to come clean on all issues. “Honey, you need to know I can’t cook.” He laughed but I was dead serious, “I mean I REALLY can’t cook.” He just smiled and that was that, or so I thought.
A few days later he came to my apartment with a bag of groceries then sat in the sitting room with a newspaper. “OK,” I said to myself, “he’s playing house and trying to test my kitchen skills. This is disastrous!” Not one to turn down a challenge for things that I care about, I took his cue. Into the kitchen I went & did my very best.
I served the meal and he seemed brave enough to ignore any risks of eating the frothy, ominous looking chicken ramen I placed before us. “I’m starving,” he said enthusiastically and took a spoonful. I watched keenly. He chewed, swallowed and a few seconds later looked up at me and asked, “Can I take you out for dinner?” 😯😮😅 In close to 19 years together, not once has he complained while I have enjoyed his choma and more.
I want to make something he will truly enjoy. I have a new recipe for a super-fabulous omelette. Tested it on my eldest son and when he asked me if I could make him another one I knew it was a winner! I told hubby I was making his breakfast today. He smiled cautiously and said, “Great! But does anyone have the number of the closest hospital?” My little one burst into laughter. Very funny, NOT, I thought. 😕
Undeterred I make the omelette, I add sautéed mixed vegetables on the side & lightly fried sliced tomatoes. He takes the first bite, then the second, and in a few minutes he has cleared the plate. Then he asks, “Can you please make me another one?” YES! Victory! I smell VICTORY!!! I want to jump up and down but contain myself. “So, did you like it?” I ask calmly. “Yes, it was very good!” he responds enthusiastically, then he adds, “I’m just waiting to see if I change colour.” Yeah. Funny Guy. 😝
In moments the second one was all gone with just a couple of slices of tomato left. I feel incredibly accomplished now!
Life is a journey 🤗🙏💙😅”
Here are some of the comments;
Christabel: He he he Julie Gichuru , I love love love the plain honesty in your posts. It is really okay not to be good at everything. We are human after all. He he he. But I love the effort. Usijali. With Google. Everything is possible especially cooking.
Shiks: Your such an inspiration to many Julie Gichuru
Wariko: this gives me so much hope. I swear the irony in my name 😎
Eehla: How many years are those just to make an omelette😳😳😳